A FOREST OF ANCIENT SNAGS

A wildfire that burned through the mountains south of Mt. St. Helens in the early 1900's left behind hundreds of huge standing dead snags, like the one pictured here on the right.  A cohort of 100-year old hemlock that emerged beneath the ancient snags now dominates the forest overstory.

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Let them know them know you are opposed to this timber sale.

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Dear Mr. Wisch,

Three months ago, Hilary Franz made a promise to protect forests that are nearing old growth on state forestlands.  The "Serenity Now" timber sale, proposed by DNR in May, would include logging and road building in one of the largest remaining roadless areas south of Mt. St. Helens.  These untouched forests are more than 100 years old, and have never been previously logged.

We are in the midst of a global warming crisis, and an unprecedented decline in global biodiversity.  Now is not the time to be logging virgin forests, or replacing fire resistant older forests with young, fire-prone tree plantations that are susceptible to future climate disturbances.

The logging of mature legacy forests on DNR managed lands also violates Board of Natural Resources policies intended to preserve older forests, which dictate old growth forests must be protected.  These forests play a critical role in preserving genetic diversity and biological legacies of the old growth forests that once dominated the Pacific Northwest.  I urge you to cancel this timber sale.

Thank you for listening.

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This email will be sent to the following people:

Eric Wisch

Region Manager

eric.wisch@dnr.wa.gov

360-577-2025

Marcus Johns

Managing Forester

marcus.johns@dnr.wa.gov

360-575-5035

Angus Brodie
Deputy Supervisor for State Uplands
360-902-2122
angus.brodie@dnr.wa.gov

Dan Brown

Board Member and Professor

University of Washington

206-685-1928

danbro@uw.edu

Chris Reykdal

Board Member and Superintendant

of Public Instruction

360-725-6000

chris.reykdal@k12.wa.us

Jim Cahill
Board Member and 
Senior Budget

Assistant to Jay Inslee

360-902-0569

jim.cahill@ofm.wa.gov

Richard T. Koenig

Board Member and Interim Dean
WSU College of Agriculture

509-335-9223

richk@wsu.edu

serenity now
TIMBER SALE

Tell DNR to STOP
building roads through the largest remaining Roadless Area south of Mt. St. Helens

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Timber Sale

Maps

Note:  Location shown on map is approximate.

See sale map for exact location.